LPU: 4-day workshop on soft skills, e-learning and smart teaching


Pro Chancellor Ms Rashmi Mittal, DG Er HR Singla posing alongwith the school teachers of various schools at first day of workshop at LPU.

Jalandhar, December 19, 2012: Shouldering social responsibility on being biggest resource container, Lovely Professional University (LPU) has conceived and designed career counseling and guidance project- ‘Disha’.  

In this regard, students, teachers, parents and society are guided under mutual discussions/interactions for further betterment in educational environment.

On the same lines, this time, a four-day workshop to empower school teachers, from Punjab and nearby states, has commenced today at LPU campus, to last up to 22nd instant. The workshop will add more to the knowledge pool of near 120 teachers and principals from 40 schools on soft skills, e-learning and smart teaching. During this, there will be 12 technical sessions from the university experts, interactions with senior functionaries of LPU, Panel Discussion, feedbacks from the participating teachers and an open forum for discussion and activities

During the Valedictory Ceremony ‘Titles & Certificates’ will be distributed to the participants. The teachers coming from distant places have been provided with suitable lodging and boarding.

The inaugural session began with the lighting of the lamp and welcoming address by LPU Pro-Chancellor Rashmi Mittal: “We are happy to see teachers and Principals' whole-hearted support, under their enthusiastic participation in large number. In fact, this workshop towards project ‘Disha’ is a call to all educationists to strengthen students, parents and society through their updated educative imparting. Working on the slogan of “paying more than we are paid for”, this time, we have strived towards sharing challenges and innovations in School & Higher Education and bridging the both.  This is simply to share our resources to fill the gaps in the ways of School and University teachings. We aim to add more to the knowledge pool of the teachers so that they may prepare their respective school students as ready to receive higher education in an easy absorbing way.”

The first day of workshop proceeded ahead under technical sessions: “Meeting Challenges of Indian Education” by Executive Dean Dr Sanjay Modi (Faculty of Business and Applied Arts),  “Role of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) in Educational Institutions” by  Additional Dean (Info-Tech) Rohit Dhand  and “Managing Work Life” by Professor Dr. Rajesh Verma (LPU School of Business).

The other technical sessions will be on“ Communication Skills”, “Improving Effectiveness of School Education” ,“e-Learning concepts and lab work”, “Managing Diverse Classrooms”, “Lab work on e-Learning Tools” etc.

Participating teachers, Prem Kumar Verma, Sudarshan Kumari, Kanchan Gupta, Alka Sharma, Sandeep Kumar seemed very happy on joining the workshop: “We are indeed fortunate enough on learning a lot from the subject experts of the world class university of India. This effort will really help the students and the society indirectly. As we will be adding much to our skills, the students will naturally learn the latest trends and technologies through our teachings to them. We want that such efforts should continue in future too. We are also very happy to see the arrangements made for our convenience towards Transport, Food & Stay.”

Wednesday, December 19, 2012